ROCKWELL - Steph Schulz's RBI single in the top half of the eighth inning Monday night lifted St. Ansgar to a 2-1 Corn Bowl Conference victory over Rockwell-Swaledale.
Rockwell-Swaledale (6-10 overall, 3-5 in conference) grabbed 1-0 lead in the fourth before Melissa Putney blasted a solo home run to tie the game. Then in the eighth, Putney and Lanie Mensink reached before Schulz's game-winning hit.
"It was a great game," Rockwell-Swaledale coach Shelly Zeitler said. "Both pitchers were very strong throughout the whole game."
St. Ansgar's Alyssa Picht collected the win by striking out six and walking none, while Andrea Behr fanned three and walked one for Rockwell-Swaledale.
Rockwell-Swaledale is at Nora Springs-Rock Falls Wednesday, and St. Ansgar travels to Osage today.
ST. ANSGAR 2,
ROCKWELL-SWALEDALE 1 (8 inn.)
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Alyssa Picht (6K, 0BB) and Kristy Levorson; Andrea Behr (3K, 1BB) and Katherine Hansen: W - Picht (10-3). L - Behr (7-9). HR - Melissa Putney (S). 2B- Steph Schulz (S), Steph Widen (S). Multiple Hits - Brittany Church (S) 2, Schulz 2, Jennifer Hansen (R-S) 2.
LAKEMILLS 4, GARNER-HAYFIELD 1
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Erin Van Oort (3K, 3BB) and Stacey Greiman; Mindy Bjelland (5K, 2BB) and Jessica Grotewold: W - Bjelland. L - Van Oort. Multiple Hits - Grotewold 2. Multiple RBI - Bjelland 2.
HIGHLIGHTS - Mindy Bjelland struck out five and walked two as Lake Mills defeated Garner-Hayfield in North Iowa conference softball action.
NEXT GAMES - Garner-Hayfield (7-12 overall and 2-5 in the conference) will host Clear Lake today. Lake Mills is now 13-6 overall and 5-2 in the conference and will host Osage on Wednesday.
R-R-MR 3, RICEVILLE 2
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Jaci Linkenmeyer (2K, 2BB) and Angie Felper; Elizabteth Campbell (8K, 1BB) and Darci Phillip: W - Campbell. L - Linkenmeyer. 3B - Darci Hillman (R-R-MR). 2B - Hillman. Multiple Hits - Taia Salute (Rice) 2; Hillman 2. Multiple RBI - Hillman.
HIGHLIGHTS - Elizabeth Campbell struck out eight and walked one as R-R-MR defeated Riceville in Corn Bowl conference action.
NEXT GAMES - Riceville returns to action today when they host Charles City. R-R-MR (8-9 overall and 4-4 in the conference) hosts Newman Catholic today.
NORTH CENTRAL 4,
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Britney Norland (0K, 2BB) and Heather Janssen Lucy Brown (6K, 3BB) and Nicki Petersburg: W - Brown. L - Norland. 2B - Megan Benning (NP); Angela Brodersen (NC), Petersburg. Multiple Hits - Lisa Young (NC) 2, Shanna Rayburn (NC) 2. Multiple RBI - Benning 2; Young 2.
HIGHLIGHTS - Lisa Young had two hits and two RBI as North Central downed Nashua-Plainfield in Corn Bowl conference softball action on Monday.
NEXT GAMES - Nashua-Plainfield travels to Riceville on Wednesday. North Central returns to action today when they host Forest City.
WEST HANCOCK 5,
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Chelsey Dougherty (10K, 1BB) and Leigh Christensen; Mary Mallen (3K, 8BB) and Morgan Shields: W - Mallen (7-3). L - Dougherty (11-3). 2B - Katie Hopp (B). Multiple Hits - Hopp 2, Christensen 2; Tasha Johnson (W) 2.
HIGHLIGHTS - Casey Finch scored on an error by the Belmond-Klemme second basemen in the ninth inning as West Hancock defeated Belmond-Klemme in North Iowa conference softball action.
NEXT GAMES - Belmond-Klemme will host Northwood-Kensett today in a North Iowa conference game. West Hancock (8-7 overall and 3-4 in the conference) travels to Garner-Hayfield on Wednesday.
NORA SPRINGS-ROCK FALLS 13, GREENE 9
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Laura Taylor (1K, 2BB) and Kelli Jo Weiner; Lindsay Brinkman (2K, 6BB), Kelsey Delp (3) (0K, 2BB) and Heather Knapp: W - Taylor (15-5). L - Brinkman (8-7). 3B - Karen Shook (G) 2, Mel Majewski (G). 2B - Taylor, Lisa Wood (NS-RF), Megan Wihlm (G), Brinkman. Multiple Hits - Amanda Marson (NS-RF) 2, Taylor 2, Wood 2, Whitney Walker (NS-RF) 2, Kizzy Wyborny (NS-RF) 2; Shook 4. Multiple RBI - Wood 3, Taylor 2, Walker 2; Shook 2, Wihlm 2, Majewski 2.
NEXT GAMES - Nora Springs-Rock Falls (16-6 overall, 6-2) hosts Rockwell-Swaledale Wednesday, and Greene (8-8, 3-5) hosts Clarksville today.
CAL-DOWS 4, TRV 3
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Jenni Jacobson (2K, 3BB) and Beth Jacobson; Janna Borcherding (4K, 1BB) and Alyssa Olberding: W - Borcherding (7-7). L - Jenni Jacobson.2B - Megan Rabey (C), Oberding. Multiple Hits - Mikaela Schaefer (C) 2. Multiple RBI - Kelly Carlson (C) 2.
HIGHLIGHTS - Kelly Carlson's single in the seventh inning drove in the winning run as CAL-Dows downed TRV in North Star conference softball on Monday.
NEXT GAMES - TRV returns to action today when they host SE Webster. CAL-Dows (8-7 overall and 4-1 in the conference) travels to Sheffield on Wednesday to take on SC/MT.
FOREST CITY 11,
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Marisa Jensen (7K, 0BB) and Alyssa Langerud; Terra Buehrer (0K, 1BB) Jennie Tenold: W - Jensen (17-2). L - Buehrer. HR - Amber Folkerts (FC). 3B - Jamie Gerdes (FC). 2B - Clarissa Thompson (FC) and Gerdes. Multiple Hits - Kelli Thompson (FC) 2, C. Thompson 2. Multiple RBI - Folkerts 4, Gerdes 3, Langerud 2.
NEXT GAMES - No. 5 (2A) Forest City (18-2 overall and 7-1 in the North Iowa Conference) travels to North Central today. Northwood-Kensett (4-13, 1-6) travels to Belmond-Klemme today.
CHARLES CITY 3, OELWEIN 0
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Mindy Kimm (3K, 0BB) and Alisia Wubbens; Hannasch (5K, 2BB) and Canady: W - Kimm (7-2). L - Hannasch. 3B - Sheena Sullivan (CC). Multiple Hits - Sullivan 3.
HIGHLIGHTS - Sheena Sullivan led off the game with a triple and later scored on a passed ball. Sullivan finished the night 3-for-4 with three stolen bases and two runs scored. The Comettes (11-6 overall and 3-0 in the NEIC) host Decorah today at 6 p.m.